The collection includes classic books for students in kindergarten through high school on the theme of A More Perfect Union. The DVD edition of The Civil War, the award-winning documentary by Ken Burns is part of the collection. While the films to be discussed are not part of this year's Bookshelf collection, NEH recommends them in keeping with this year's We The People theme.
The library’s Friends of Film group will watch and discuss the classic film The Emigrants at 1 p.m. today, Monday, March 21, at the Warrenton Library. This film is a landmark epic film that introduces viewers to a group of Swedish people who are tired of poverty, tyranny, social injustice, and religious persecution in their homeland. It follows them on their journey to America where they settle in the Midwest to create a new and better world.
Twelve Angry Men, will also be shown at 7 p.m. Mon., March 28, at the Warrenton Library. This courtroom drama revolves around the trial of a boy accused of killing his father and the one man who stands between him and capital punishment.